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Dogs | Animals | Good Deeds | Uplifting

Loving Dog Helps Push His Disabled Owner Down The Street (Photos)

Break out the tissues before you start this story, because this is one of the most touching cases of animal friendship we've ever come across.

If you visit the market in the city of Luoyang, China, you'll find a cobbler named Laoma Yen and his dog. While Laoma hasn't given his dog a name, the locals call her Big Yellow, and know her by sight because of the incredible thing she does every day.

Laoma is a widower with no children. Since he was paralyzed in a car accident he has lived on the street, traveling 2 kilometers to work and back every day using his homemade wheelchair.

Whenever he gets stuck, Big yellow knows just what to do, giving her owner a helpful push.

The first time his dog helped him along, Laoma told local news he was shocked.

"I got stuck once, and was trying to move forward up a slippery and muddy incline when I suddenly felt someone pushing me from behind,'' he said.

"When I looked round to say thanks, I saw my dog pushing me and was really amazed but also grateful.”

While he struggles to make ends meet, Laoma's clever dog even managed to feed itself. While the cobbler was working at his stall, Big Yellow roams around the market begging for scraps.

Thankfully this dog-lover and his pet got the happy ending they deserved.

After getting some media coverage, their story went viral on the Chinese social media site Weibo. Once they attracted enough attention, the government stepped in.

They gave Laoma the disability benefits he should have been receiving for the past 20 years, and even a new wheelchair (though he says he prefers the old one).

We're glad Laoma and Big Yellow won't go hungry, but they already have the best thing they can ask for: each other!

Share this story if you think there's nothing stronger than a dog's love!

[H/T: The Daily Mail]